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Why can't ear fluid in the middle ear be seen with those who have inner ear disorders?

Why can't ear fluid in the middle ear be seen with those who have inner ear disorders?

Isn't there: Those with inner ear issues do not by their diagnosis, need any middle fluid to be present. Inner ear disorders reflect an attack of the ear nerve, that usually comes through the bloodstream. Someone with inner ear disease can have incidental middle ear fluid and that may be visible. ...Read more

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Inner Ear (Definition)

The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and ...Read more


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Can fluid get in inner ears like it can in middle ear? If so, how does dr diagnose inner ear fluid.

Can fluid get in inner ears like it can in middle ear? If so, how does dr diagnose inner ear fluid.

Middle vs inner?: Not sure what you mean here. The ear canal is open to the outside, so every time you bath, shower, swim, are in the rain, etc, fluid can enter the ear canal. The tympanic membrane[tm]) ear drum, stops any fluid from getting into the inner ear (which some people may call the middle ear). Using an otoscope, a dr. Can tell with reasonable certainty if "fluid" is behind the tm, and decide any tx needs. ...Read more

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Are there really definitive tests that show an inner ear fluid buildup that may result in dizziness as a main physical symtom?

Are there really definitive tests that show an inner ear fluid buildup that may result in dizziness as a main physical symtom?

Some: Tympanometry testing can tell if there is fluid in the middle ear, which can cause dizziness. The inner ear, however, is a little more involved to test as there are a number of tests to do to fully assess the inner ear as it is nearly impossible to access. There are different hearing and nerve tests that can be done, but I'm not sure one could definitively tell you there's fluid in the inner ear. ...Read more

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NEVER had allergies. 3wks of inner ear fluid, hearing loss! Did amox not better. ONLY diff is house cat 3mths ago. Odds it's the cat? No other symp.

NEVER had allergies. 3wks of inner ear fluid, hearing loss! Did amox not better. ONLY diff is house cat 3mths ago. Odds it's the cat? No other symp.

Allergies: Can come and go over the lifespan so it gets confusing if we develop symptoms. Please continue to see your doctor for your ear and ask about allergy testing, mentioning the cat. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can a hearing specialist (ent) literally see, (with mri's) the presence of inner ear fluid buildup that may result in the diagnosis meniere's disease?

Can a hearing specialist (ent) literally see, (with mri's) the presence of inner ear fluid buildup that may result in the diagnosis meniere's disease?

Would be unique: In most cases, the lower strength mri's in the range of 1.5 t, would not have the clarity or resolution to sort out. However, a higher field strength MRI in the range of 3.0 t or even higher, might distinguish such changes. ...Read more

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My daughter has been to doctors regarding vertigo. CT and blood tests good. Say inner ear fluid trapped. Been 7 days and worsening. Next step?

My daughter has been to doctors regarding vertigo. CT and blood tests good. Say inner ear fluid trapped. Been 7 days and worsening. Next step?

Age of child?: What is worsening? The vertigo? Worsening ear pain? Just the fact that it has not resolved? Age of your daughter is important. Is she a baby? Toddler? Adult? When is the scheduled followup? Does she have fever? ...Read more

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Where can I get therapy for a vestibular or inner ear disorder?

Where can I get therapy for a vestibular or inner ear disorder?

Physical therapist: Typically, therapy for the management of a chronic vestibular or inner ear disorder is performed by a physical therapist after an initial evaluation by an ear, nose, and throat specialist. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with an inner ear disturbance at a distisorder clinic my symptoms are feeling out of balance dizzy nauseated at times fatigued they recommended physical therapy there has to be something else that can help me?

I have been diagnosed with an inner ear disturbance at a distisorder clinic my symptoms are feeling out of balance dizzy nauseated at times fatigued they recommended physical therapy there has to be something else that can help me?

Diagnosis: If appropriate objective vestibular function tests have documented an inner disorder, then physical therapy by a therapist trained in vestibular rehabilitation can be very helpful. Usually inner disorders resolve in time. Depending on who made the diagnosis, ent vs. Neurologist, there may be more specific therapy. If an ENT made the diagnosis, then a consultation with that person may help. ...Read more

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Is there any way to cure inner ear infections permanently?

Is there any way to cure inner ear infections permanently?

Inner ear infections: Anatomically ear is divided into external ear, middle ear (consisting of ossicles), inner ear (consisting of cochlea, vestibular apparatus) when you are asking about inner ear I am assuming you are asking about the middle ear (infections may be bacterial or fungal most often). These infections can be cured with antibiotics, or antifungals- rarely surgery. ...Read more

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How come there is an excessive of fluid in the inner ear? Where are those fluid come from? Sweat entering the ear? :))

How come there is an excessive of fluid in the inner ear? Where are those fluid come from? Sweat entering the ear? :))

Meniere's?: If you are referring to the cause of meniere's, the problem is in the transport of salt on a molecular level. When there is improper transport of salt ion's, the fluid follow the salt. This causes excessive fluid in your inner ear. (it isn't caused by sweat that goes from your outer ear into your inner year). This is the reason that the first line of therapy is to keep your salt intake low! ...Read more

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Can I have fluid in the middle ear and an inner ear disorder at same time?

Can I have fluid in the middle ear and an inner ear disorder at same time?

Yes: You can have both of those things at the same time, independent of each other. ...Read more

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Best over-the-counter cure for inner ear itching?

Cortaid (hydrocortisone): A little Cortaid (hydrocortisone) cream on external ear canal might help. Stop using qtips also! ...Read more

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I had grommets inserted when I was 5 three times and now as a adult I get sharp inner ear pain that usually last to a minute. Is this normal?

I had grommets inserted when I was 5 three times and now as a adult I get sharp inner ear pain that usually last to a minute. Is this normal?

Not from the tubes: Very unlikely the ear pain you are getting has anything to do with the tubes you had as a child. Most like cause is strain of the tempromandibulr joint (tmj). Try motrin, soft diet for a week and don't chew gum, ice, etc. Try to chew opposite the side that hurts. If this doesn't work, see your physician. ...Read more

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Could inner ear problems such as fluid not draining properly cause colored spots and heat wave effects in vision and make me feel off balance?

Headache aura?: Your symptoms are suggestive of headache aura from migraines. But as far as "fluid not draining properly" from the inner ear. not sure where you're getting that idea....are you thinking you have elevated perilymph volumes or pressures in the cochlea? If so, then, yes that could cause headaches & balance problems. Or, you may just have migraine aura, as millions do with normal inner ear drainage. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure an inner ear infection?

What can I do to cure an inner ear infection?

Inner ear infections: Anatomically ear is divided into external ear, middle ear (consisting of ossicles), inner ear (consisting of cochlea, vestibular apparatus) when you are asking about inner ear I am assuming you are asking about the middle ear (infections may be bacterial or fungal most often). These infections can be cured with antibiotics, or antifungals- rarely surgery. ...Read more